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  • TScientists believe that humans were once able to sense the Earth's magnetic field and use it for navigation purposes, just like many other living beings do, but eventually lost this skill. They suggest that it's possible to regain that skill once again, possibly with some kind of training. A group ...

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  • TIn a series of explosive comments about the mass shooting in New Zealand's mosques, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that anyone who comes to Turkey with anti-Muslim sentiments would be sent back in coffins, "like their grandfathers were" during the World War I Gallipoli ...

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  • TOver recent months, the US has tried to steer Germany away from letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building the country’s next-generation 5G network infrastructure, citing security threats, and even threatened to downgrade intelligence sharing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ...

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  • TA few days after a terrorist attack in New Zealand, where at least 50 people were killed in a mosque shooting in Christchurch, Muslims in Norway's northernmost Finnmark County were met by extremist slogans and messages. Stickers calling for "revolution" against Islam have appeared on the ...

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  • TThe United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said on Tuesday in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. "President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally," the ...

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  • TAmerican technology company Intel Corporation, supercomputer manufacturer Cray and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are trying to build the most powerful computer in the US, capable of processing 1 quintillion (1018) calculations per second. The machine would be the US’ first exascale ...

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  • TAn heir to rags-to-riches billionaire Dhirubhai Ambani, Anil, has been entangled in a Bollywood-like feud with his brother over their father’s firm that once was India’s most valuable company. The price war with his sibling has ended with filing for bankruptcy for Anil’s Reliance ...

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  • TTelephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister's wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According ...

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  • TThe German footballer of Turkish descent left the national team last year following uproar over his meeting and posing for photos with Turkey’s president, widely criticised in Germany for his domestic policies. Almost a year later the scandal has been fuelled by reports of another ...

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  • TIndia has made strong allegations that its diplomats based in Pakistan were being harassed by Pakistani agencies in the aftermath of the air strikes launched by Pakistan against Indian military targets in February. It has demanded strong intervention from the ...

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  • TEarlier this week, Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow barred the cabinet from asking MPs to vote on the Brexit agreement once more, stressing that the deal must be fundamentally changed. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay announced Tuesday that the UK would need a short extension ...

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  • TThe Venezuelan government does not rule out that in the near future the United States might attempt to carry out new attacks on civil infrastructure in the Bolivarian republic, including schools, hospitals and subway, President of the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello said on ...

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  • TThe Boeing leadership is taking steps to ensure the complete safety of its 737 MAX series based on the findings as part of probes into Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement. "Safety is at the core of who we are at Boeing, and ...

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  • TThe Chinese government has plans for a large military settlement on a reclaimed reef in the contested Paracel Islands, where adversaries such as the US strongly oppose Chinese expansion. The plan for an "island city" on "Woody Island" or "Yongxing" in the Paracels, 185 miles ...

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  • TThe ancient historian presumably visited a shipyard where unique trade boats were built, but no exhibits dating back to the BC-era were known to modern science until recently.Scientists believe that a sunken ship found at the bottom of the Nile River after having lain there ...

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  • TAmid ongoing clashes between the US and China over Huawei, who aspires to take part in developing the next-generation level network in Europe and other countries, the Chinese hi-tech giant has assisted in what could be viewed as an exceptional marketing op for their services. A Chinese doctor has ...

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  • TIran's president also noted that the restrictions have affected the value of the country's currency, the rial, noting, however, that they would overcome these issues. The sanctions that Washington has imposed on the Islamic Republic are "crimes against humanity", Iranian President Hassan ...

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  • TAustralian counter-terrorism police have raided two homes in New South Wales, including one belonging to the sister of Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the gunman who perpetrated fatal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last week, the broadcaster 9 News reported on Monday. According to the 9 ...

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  • TEarlier in the day, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that following the mass shooting in Christchurch gun laws in the country would be reformed. "We believe absolutely there was only one attacker responsible for this", police commissioner Mike Bush stated Monday, noting ...

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  • TAt least one soldier was killed and three more were injured during a ceasefire violation in the Rajouri district of Kashmir, the Hindustan Times reported Monday. "A soldier was martyred and three others were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Keri Battal area ...

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  • TFollowing the mass shooting in the city of Christchurch, the politician has vowed to change the legislation, saying that there had been attempts to change the gun laws in the country back in 2005, 2012 and in 2017. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated on Monday that gun law ...

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  • TIran will unveil 112 "very important" achievements in nuclear technology next month, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi has announced. "The unveiling of these achievements under the country's current circumstances will convey this message ...

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  • TThe leak comes after UK Prime Minister Theresa May held emergency talks with the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in a bid to save her beleaguered Brexit deal before a third Commons vote on the package takes place next Tuesday. The European Union is war-gaming for the ...

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  • TTensions between New Delhi and Islamabad culminated on 27 February, when the two sides’ warplanes engaged in an air battle over Kashmir just a day after India’s airstrike on an alleged jihadist camp on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control. The dogfight led to the downing of an ...

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  • TTwo international flights ventured hazardously close to each other in the skies of greater Mumbai, India on Friday, according to the India Times. Since the closure of Pakistan's airspace on 27 February, many flights have had to be re-rerouted through the Mumbai area, leading ...

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  • TOne of the routes opened for launches of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets from the Vostochny space center can be used to launch manned and cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesperson for the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos told Sputnik on Sunday. "Indeed, [the route] ...

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  • T Militants breached the truce regime in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Latakia over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Saturday. "Over the past day, militants attacked the settlement of Ain ...

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  • TIndonesia's disaster agency, cited by Reuters, confirmed Sunday that at least 42 people died following flash flooding in the region. At least 42 people died and 21 more were badly injured in the Sentani area near the provincial capital of Jayapura, that was hit by torrential ...

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  • TOn Thursday, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido made it plain that “all options” remain on the table to force the country’s government of President Nicolas Maduro to resign. The US sees opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s ...

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  • TAround 90 people have experienced asphyxiation due to the leak of chlorine in Iraq's eastern city of Kut, Sayf Badr, the spokesman of the country's Healthcare Ministry has told local broadcaster. "Around 90 people have been injured due to the leak of chlorine at a water purification ...

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